Chiefs rally for win over Deshaun Watson, Browns

Chiefs rally for win over Deshaun Watson, Browns

Aug 26, 2023; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Kansas City Chiefs place kicker Harrison Butker (7) kicks a field goal against Cleveland Browns cornerback Denzel Ward (21) in the first half at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium.
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Harrison Butker’s second field goal, a 44-yarder with 1:48 remaining, provided the edge as the Kansas City Chiefs rallied to beat the visiting Cleveland Browns 33-32 on Saturday in the NFL preseason finale for both teams.

Chiefs star quarterback Patrick Mahomes did not play, but Browns starter Deshaun Watson did and went 5 of 10 for 92 yards, including a 10-yard touchdown to David Njoku.

John Kelly Jr. later rushed 2 yards for a score as Cleveland led 22-3 after the first quarter.

For Kansas City, Shane Buechele was 8 of 17 for 89 yards passing, one touchdown and two interceptions. Former Chiefs safety Juan Thornhill returned a pick 34 yards for a first-quarter touchdown for the Browns.

Chiefs backup Blaine Gabbert was 10 of 18 for 169 yards, two touchdowns and one interception, which Browns cornerback Caleb Biggers ran back 27 yards for a score.

A third Chiefs quarterback, Chris Oladokun, threw an 11-yard TD pass to Matt Bushman in the third quarter to give the team a 30-29 lead. Cleveland’s Cade York answered with a 40-yard field goal for a 32-30 advantage with 4:19 left in regulation.

Browns wide receiver/returner Jakeem Grant was carted off the field with a knee injury following the opening kickoff and did not play the rest of the game. Grant, 30, had worked his way back to action after sustaining a ruptured Achilles last summer.

—Field Level Media

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